ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 22, 2020) — The Quad City Botanical Center is hosting a pop-up plant sale this Saturday, September 26, 10AM-5PM. There is no RSVP or entry fee required to shop the sale. Members and guests paying general admission are welcome to explore the grounds during their visit.

WASHINGTON DC (July 13, 2020) US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking steps to increase private investment in rural communities across the country by making it easier for lenders to access four flagship loan programs.

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (June 29, 2020) — Weather, market-uncertainty, global pandemics, and other factors outside of a farmer’s control make agriculture a challenging career and lifestyle to pursue.

WASHINGTON DC (June 25, 2020) — The US Department of Agriculture joined its government partners to release a 

IOWA CITY, IA (June 18, 2020) Winemaking is not yet a major Iowan enterprise, the Hawkeye State's slice of the industry comprising mostly small-scale producers and hobbyists but they are dreaming big and hope to someday make vineyards and wineries an important part of Iowa's economy.

MARION, IOWA (June 18, 2020) — Trees Forever is hosting a two-part fruit- and nut-tree training class for people who are interested in learning the basics of fruit- and nut-tree care. The Fruit TreeKeepers class is intended for people who want to grow their own backyard fruit and nuts or who want to learn how to take care of the many local fruit orchards that are sprouting up in towns across the Midwest.

WASHINGTON DC (June 17, 2020) US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend the contracts of select vendors from the first round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 11, 2020) — The Quad City Botanical Center announces new summer drop in programs, family activities, story times and day camps for kids.

WASHINGTON DC (June 10, 2020) US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. As of this morning, across the cattle, swine, and broiler sectors, processing facilities are operating more than 95% of their average capacity compared to this time last year.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 5, 2020) — The Quad City Botanical Center is amending its reopening protocols released June 4 to enhance COVID-19 protection protocols.


All guests are now REQUIRED to purchase same day tickets online to help the Botanical Center manage the number of guests in the gardens.